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July 13, 2016

Baptist Children's Homes breaks ground on new ministry

July 12, 2016 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor
The Baptist Children’s Homes of North Carolina broke ground for a new building that will expand the organization’s outreach to children and families. Located on the Mills Home campus ... READ MORE 

Hall-of-famer Pat Williams talks character

July 12, 2016 by Roman Gabriel III, BR Sports Q&A
Pat Williams is a basketball hall-of-famer, currently serving as co-founder and senior vice president of the National Basketball Asssociation’s Orlando Magic. Williams spent seven years ... READ MORE

Special feeling comes to those who bring happiness

July 12, 2016 by Dianna L. Cagle, BR Production Editor
The best time of the year for Donnie Wiltshire and Judy Autry comes during the five annual Happiness Retreats. “There is just a touch of heaven at Happiness,” said Wiltshire.

First female parliamentarian applauds SBC teamwork

July 11, 2016 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor
“I didn’t learn parliamentary procedure to be a parliamentarian,” said Amy Whitfield, SEBTS director of communications. “I learned parliamentary procedure to participate in meetings.” READ MORE

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Joel Rainey: When your pastor falls
N.C. Pastors' Conference to celebrate God & countryDivide
Josh Smith: Weeping with those who weep
N.C. Baptists aid West Virginia with flood relief efforts

Hollifield: God's greater plan for His children
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K. Allan Blume
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A first for BCH and SBC 

This week’s print edition of your Biblical Recorder is packed with interesting stories. If you subscribe to the Digital Edition, you don’t have to wait for the print copy to arrive in the mail. You can read the full PDF here and you can read previous editions also!

The Baptist Children’s Homes of N.C. is taking great steps to expand ministry to hurting people across the state. Read this story about a $1 million gift that launched a brand new kind of ministry. We appreciate the great work that Michael Blackwell and the BCH staff do so faithfully. Remember, you are part of this kingdom work every day because your church gives generously to the Cooperative Program!

Seth Brown interviewed the first woman parliamentarian to serve at the Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting and he shares part of her story with you this week. We appreciate Amy Whitfield’s ministry at Southeastern Seminary and her willingness to use her skills in obedience to 1 Corinthians 14:40.

We can’t ignore the fact that the pastor of South Carolina’s largest Baptist church was removed from his pastoral role last week. This is never good news. The fallout of a leader’s failure is always greater than we imagine. This guest column by pastor Joel Rainey provides some helpful perspective and advice. The "use of alcohol" subject has been stirred up also – and rightly so. As always, this needs to be a civil conversation, but many do not understand the pain that people like Ed Stetzer and I have experienced in the home of an alcoholic father. It isn’t pretty. It can’t be winced at or ignored. Let’s talk about it.

As you read all of the news in the Biblical Recorder, don’t miss Roman Gabriel’s interview with the legendary Pat Williams, and please read the announcement about the 2016 N.C. Baptist Pastors’ Conference.

Check BRnow.org for stories about racial tensions and related shootings across the country. Pray for healing! Thank you for sharing the ministry of the Biblical Recorder with your friends.


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